San José

The Changing Landscape of San Jose

6:30 p.m. | Thursday, September 19, 2019

San Jose is on the cusp of a massive evolution. With unprecedented growth in the downtown, urban villages rising everywhere, the redevelopment of Diridon Station creating a world-class transit hub, and Google’s new campus being planned adjacently, the city will soon feel astonishingly different. Come hear the exciting plans for San Jose’s future from those driving that change.

+ Scott Knies / San Jose Downtown Association
+ Kim Walesh / San Jose Economic Development Department
+ Shireen Santosham / San Jose Office of the Mayor
+ Ricardo Benavidez / Google

5:30 p.m.: Network with other urbanists while enjoying food and drinks from local businesses 
6:30 p.m.: The conversation begins, followed by an audience Q&A
8:30 p.m.: Lights off and doors close — see you at the next one

This program is part of a series of SPUR-presented talks held at Backyard SJ, a new temporary public space created by The We Company in downtown San Jose. To learn more about the programs in the series, please visit their event pages:


    Backyard SJ
    25 South 2nd Street
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Phone: 408.638.0083


    Free. Visit to download the Backyard app and RSVP.

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